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Success of AI-driven healthcare depends on robust IP strategies

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare is undoubtedly having a moment. It is already transforming fields such as medical imaging where AI revolutionises image analysis, expanding its reach and improving overall quality. With the UK Government planning an AI revolution, healthcare AI start-ups stand to benefit, but only if they place Intellectual...

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AI-generated in silico data in patent applications

The impact of AI-generated in silico data on pharma patent applications In silico data generated using AI platforms can identify existing medication candidates and match them with diseases and conditions that do not yet have a cure much quicker and more reliably than a human will ever be able to do. However, it...

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Five key changes in EPO examiner guidelines relating to computer implemented inventions

The EPO released its latest (2018) edition of the Guidelines for Examination on 1 October 2018. This release includes a number of updates in the Computer Implemented Invention (CII) field. We think there are five key points of which applicants should be aware. Distributed computing environments The EPO defines a...

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Supermarkets: an unexpected sector for a tech arms race

When you think of a supermarket, you may think of fresh fruit, the fish counter, and the frozen foods section. You might not necessarily associate supermarkets with technology innovation. Yet, behind the scenes, the evidence suggests this is exactly what supermarkets’ research and development teams are working on. Some of...

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IP and its Importance for AI Startups

The value of a business goes well beyond its balance sheet and physical assets. Value for businesses in all fields, big and small, is often tied up in intellectual property. While intangible, a thorough IP strategy aids all businesses, such as by building a unique brand that creates further business;...

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